This Week in Leftist Violence and Intimidation Vol. 7

Police arrest a protester early in the morning on October 7, 2020 in Portland / Getty Images
October 11, 2020

This week saw violence break out in another Wisconsin city after a district attorney declined to charge a police officer for the killing of a black teenager, and stores and homes were attacked. Los Angeles continues to be engulfed in violence with Antifa protesters attacking empty storefronts as well as conservative demonstrators, while the vast majority of protesters arrested in Portland are seeing the charges against them dropped despite months of rioting.

6. Protests Have Become a Lifestyle for Some L.A. Activists: ‘This Has Become Like Church for Me’ Los Angeles Times

A group of protesters in Los Angeles have made attending protests part of their weekly routines. "I think it’s become part of a lifestyle for many people who have lost employment or who are working the gig economy," one protester said.

5. Seattle Antifa and BLM Protesters Break Into Starbucks, Launch Fireworks

Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters in Seattle smashed windows at a Starbucks and launched fireworks inside. Police declared a riot and ordered them to disperse.

4. 90 Percent of Rioters Arrested in Portland Last Month Have Had Charges Dropped | KOIN

In September, Portland police arrested 213 protesters for causing violence in the city. Nearly 9 out of 10 of those arrested had the charges dropped.

3. Portland Antifa Attacks Conservative Protester Carrying American Flag

Antifa militants in Portland tried to steal an American flag being carried by a conservative protester. She refused to let go and was forced to the ground.

2. Los Angeles Protesters Smash Storefronts, Set Fire to Old Glory

Antifa protesters burned an American flag and broke into empty storefronts in Los Angeles during a riot.

1. Rioters Smash Windows of Homes and Storefronts in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Riots broke out across Wauwatosa after a district attorney said that a police officer who shot and killed a 17-year-old black teenager acted in self-defense. After a day of protesting, Black Lives Matter demonstrators smashed the windows of storefronts and houses, as captured by TownHall reporter Julio Rosas.